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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 29, 2010 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hundred Year Hall interview

Deadmax was poking around the Hundred Year Hall release a while ago - so when I came across this interesting 1995 interview where Weir & Lesh talk about the release, I thought I'd link it here -

http://www.levity.com/gans/hyh.html

There's a bunch of interesting stories, they talk about why it was only 2 CDs (Lesh's decision), and why Comes a Time became such a rare song....

WEIR: Jerry was always trying to bring it back, but it's one of those songs where there're a couple more chord changes than you can easily remember... And we never got around to it, we'd say - "we gotta work that one up!" "Yeah, next sound check, man!" And it never happened.

LESH: Jerry and I would start in what they call "contrary motion" - lines that went in different directions... And then, about three notes later, the other band members would come in. Or did you play in unison with him? Oh, that's right - we had a three-part linear, but it was like counterpoint, everybody had to play the right note at the right point. And -

WEIR: None of us could remember it.

LESH: It got pretty tricky there, because I thought I knew where *I* was supposed to start, but it didn't sound right...

WEIR: We never did it quite enough to get it as strong as we wanted to do it...to sort of put it in the "featured ballad" position.

LESH: Yeah, it had an ending that we could go *out* on, kinda like "Morning Dew" or "Stella Blue" or something like that, but we just never did it enough; it's one of those lost opportunities.

http://www.levity.com/gans/
There are some other interesting interviews here too....

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 30, 2010 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

That was a great read LiA. I love reading those interviews where they are just so open about the music and what they were doing with it. I had just listened to that show, as you said, and I loved that "intro" to GDTRFB and did all the double-takes that guy was talking about.

Really nice way to spend some time at work on a cold Saturday.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 30, 2010 5:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

I dunno...they sound like GB & MS to me. Couple of real geeks. In a good way of course.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Jan 30, 2010 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

Bob and Phil better hope they never have to knock on my door looking for help...

"Sorry gents, the phones out of order, the highways are closed due to 4 feet of snow accumulation, so it looks like your stuck here for a week or two...so, what shall we talk about?"

unfortunately these cabin fever scenarios rarely turn out for the best


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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2010 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

Ha! good one; I'd talk to them about WWII history and prime ministers...

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 1, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

"prime ministers..."

WTF!!!!!!!! maybe YOU better hope you never have to knock on my door...(just kidding of course, always welcome!)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2010 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

I told you--it's the whole spell check thing that somebody hereabouts tried to explain to me, but it's too much work...hmm, probably didn't tell you! But, you gotta take me warts and all...spelling is my pathetic weak suit...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 30, 2010 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

Interesting. I've never thought of Come a Time as a particularly difficult song to play.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Jan 31, 2010 2:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall / Comes A Time

Comes A Time

intro: (starts with Jerry's single notes in Emi)
e f# g, b c# d, g f# e, Asus4 l A / / Asus4 l A / / Asus4 ll

chorus:
ll A / / / l Emi7 / D / l A A(G#)A(F#)A(E) l B7 E7 l Ddim7 / A / l
l E7 / / Fdim7 l F#mi7 / Gmaj7 / l F#mi7 / Gmaj7 /* l F#mi7 / / / ll

verse:
ll: A / E7 / l Bmi7 / D / l A / E7(G#)/ l Gmaj7 / D Ddim7 :ll

* outro solo ll: F#mi7 / Gmaj7 / :ll



notes:
1. bass notes indicated in brackets
2. "B7 E7" bar of chorus is a 2/4 bar (eighth, dotted quarter) can also be Bmi7 E7
3. "Fdim7" chord of chorus not usually played 1st time through
4. "E7(G#)" chord of verse is usually played Emi7 on repeat
5. "Ddim7" chords are common alternate jazz changes that work with the structure and melody (GD plays these "Dmi7")


nice tune!

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2010-01-31 10:13:11

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 30, 2010 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall / Comes A Time

A great many thanks to you – I’ve been playing this song for years and never did master those intro notes. I play this one down in G – as with many of Jerry’s slow tunes it falls better in my vocal range that way. One of my (many) favorites.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jan 30, 2010 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

Thanks LIA, one or the better interviews out there.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 30, 2010 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hundred Year Hall interview

short answer, we all took too many drugs